Posted On: Feb 13, 2020

Patch Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now enables you to set a patch release cutoff date to automatically approve only the patches released before the date. For example, if you specify February 7, 2020 as the cutoff date, Patch Manager will not automatically apply patches showing a release date of February 8, 2020 or later. 

A patch baseline defines which patches are approved for installation on your instances. Now, you can specify a cutoff date as part of the patch baseline to selectively apply only the patches released on or before that date. You can choose this option if you want to select and automatically apply the same set of patches from the patch repository to different environments such as staging and production. 

Patch Manager is a feature of Systems Manager. Systems Manager enables visibility and control of your cloud and on-premises infrastructure. It simplifies resource and application management, shortens the time to detect and resolve operational problems, and makes it easier to operate and manage your infrastructure securely at scale.  

This feature is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager is supported. For more details about Patch Manager, visit the AWS Systems Manager product page and documentation.